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Old 10-04-2009, 12:03 AM   #1
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235RKS Ouch

After about 40 nights of camping and 8,000 miles of being towed, our 235RKS bit us this weekend. The rear slide refused to come back in. The guide that runs in the track along the ceiling failed (somehow) and came lose or broke. So it was binding as it tried to come in. Fortunately, I was able to push on that side (from outside) as my wife pushed the button and we DID manage to get it back in. So it is sitting at the dealership waiting to be repaired. Makes you wonder what you would do if you were unable to get a slide back in; especially a "side" slide.
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Old 10-04-2009, 12:28 PM   #2
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235 rks

The manual overide is under the rear bed in the cabinet. It requires a 3/4" socket probably with an extension to make it easier to reach. It comes off the gear box for the slide. When I had my 235 the hold down bolt for that top roller on the ceiling that you're referring to, was broken when I bought it.
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Old 10-05-2009, 04:01 PM   #3
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Would the manual override work? As we tried to bring in the slideout, it stopped and made that snapping noise like it was all of the way in. I was thinking that, if I tried it manually, it would continue to "snap" as it was binding as it was trying to come in. Or does the manual override bypass that somehow?
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Old 11-14-2009, 03:45 AM   #4
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I had a bit of a problem with my rear queen slide a bit ago too. It started to bind as you mentioned, I just slowly yanked her in by pushing the opposite way it was binding. I got it home and bought a can of 'dry lube', and with the provided wd40 type straw attached, sprayed all the inside rails, inside rollers, outside rollers, and the base of the slide outside under the bed. Once it dired I have had no issues. Be forewarned, the lube was not clear as I thought, it was a rust color, so use a drip liner to avoid stains on the interior cloth that may be below the rails.

I also just noticed one of the mounts on the inner rails for the slide rollers popped out of the ceiling, guess its time to break down and have that repaired

I was also told you sould clean and condition the rubber weather seal around the slide 2-3 times a year with a cloth and rub on style cleaner/conditioner. this keeps it from getting sticky and lets the slides, slide better.
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Old 11-14-2009, 07:22 AM   #5
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Wow.
These kinds of stories are why we don't have any sliders!
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My slide ceiling rail and trolley on one side jammed and broke the rail and trolley. How much did it cost to repair?
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$100 deductable on our extended warranty. Don't know the full cost. Sorry. I would imagine around $300 to $400. Parts and a couple hours of labor.
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Old 08-02-2010, 10:39 PM   #8
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BTW, our problem was a broken trolley.
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